This report provides information on the establishment and conduct of the policy and process inquiry, and key objectives of the Deregulation Agenda. It also examines some of the information presented to the committee, before presenting the committee's findings and recommendations.
This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on private education (private education inquiry).
This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on occupational licensing (licensing inquiry).
'Red tape' is often a poorly defined term, used in different contexts to mean different things. What one person considers red tape could, to another, be an indispensable piece of regulation. To provide direction to public policy, it is important that there is a clear...
This interim report presents the committee's findings and conclusions about the effect of red tape on the provision of health services.
On 11 October 2016, the Senate established the Select Committee on Red Tape (committee) to inquire into and report on the effect of restrictions and prohibitions on business (red tape) on the economy and community, by 1 December 2017, with particular reference to:
This paper sets out the size and nature of Australia’s red tape problem and describes the opportunities available to policymakers to boost economic growth without further calls on the Australian taxpayer.
• Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.
Red tape can be broadly defined as the excessive, unnecessary or confusing burden imposed on organisations and individuals as a result of regulation. Successive Victorian governments since 2006 and repeated industry surveys have identified reducing red tape as critical to unlocking significant economic growth. Effective...
The Independent Review of Whole-of-Government Internal Regulation (the review) was commissioned by the Secretaries Board in March 2015 in response to a perceived burgeoning of regulation within the Commonwealth public sector.
I was soon aware that many relevant government policies were already being reviewed,...
In the past most areas of Commonwealth land were reserved for specific defence purposes or managed as conservation areas designed to protect natural heritage features. In recent years, however, the identity of Commonwealth land has undergone a dramatic change as the impacts of corporate liberalism...